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March 2022
Ukraine Teach-in Panel on March 2, 2022

UNM School of Law professors, along with students and other UNM experts, hosted a teach-in on the Ukraine invasion on March 2, 2022, which allowed our experts to share their knowledge and wisdom concerning this war. The Invasion of Ukraine event was organized by 2L Kalista Wilson, and featured talks and presentations by Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan, Justin Hamil, Jennifer Moore, Paul Figueroa, Kate Magedova, Marc-Tizoc González, and Josh Kastenberg. The event was also highlighted on KOAT news.
Students and Professors Work Together on New Mexico Supreme Court Case

Professor Barbara Creel, along with students from the New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project, argued a long-running case before the New Mexico Supreme Court. This case was an entire law school effort, and we could not be prouder of the collaborative teamwork and community efforts that went into this case. Congrats to all!
preLaw Magazine Ranks UNM School of Law High in Three Categories
preLaw Magazine ranked the UNM School of Law #1 for Native American students and #2 for Hispanic students. UNM Law was also recognized as one of the most innovative law schools.
Photos of students Christian White (left) and Alma Buena (right) from Team NALSA
Students Compete in Mock Trial and Moot Court Competitions

UNM School of Law students recently participated in several moot court and mock trial competitions. Students and coaches spend many hours preparing and practicing for these competitions, and a lot of hard work goes into it. Congrats to all the students and coaches who participated!
  • Mentioned in article by Source NM about the eviction ban

  • Interviewed on KOAT about the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, making her the first Black woman selected to serve
  • Received a National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division Achievement Award Nomination for Outstanding Woman Lawyer In A Non-Traditional Setting
The Honorable William Mabry III

Mabry graduated from the UNM School of Law in 1993, and is currently serving as an Associate Judge with the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Peridot, Arizona. He has also been appointed as an Immigration Judge with the United States Department of Justice in Santa Ana, California.
Leif Youngberg ('92)

UNM School of Law Alumnus Leif Youngberg's book Villages, Voting & Taxes is now available for purchase or free download to those with ties to UNM Law School here. Youngberg (UNM Law Class of 1992) describes his book as ''a summary of America, heavily influenced by the legend of my brother's death. It's mostly true, with some names changed. Thank you Keokee Publishing for making the book a reality."
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Celebrating Ronald & Susan Friedman

Ronald Friedman graduated from UNM School of Law in 1971. Encouraged by Fred Hart, Ron credits the opportunity to attend UNM Law as being transformative.

Ronald and Susan Friedman have been committed, long-time donors of the UNM School of Law School for nearly 50 years. In 1991, they inaugurated the Ronald & Susan Friedman Faculty Excellence Award (FFA) as a way of maintaining the highest quality faculty for the School. The purpose of the fund is to support and encourage excellence in teaching and scholarship among the law school faculty. FFA is awarded annually for a faculty member's contribution to the growth and reputation of the Law School either by teaching, scholarly research or other meritorious achievement. Various faculty members have received the prestigious award since its initiation, and with the generous support were able to continue or undertake valuable research or continued law education that will then be used in various capacities at the School.
We thank them for their continued generosity and dedication to the School of Law!
Fred Hart Memorial
Thursday, April 7, 2022
5:30 PM
UNM School of Law Forum
*Event will also be livestreamed*

Join us in celebrating the life and contributions of Dean Fred Hart.

To share your memories about Dean Hart and to register for the
in-person event, please visit our memorial page below.
Talk by John Leshy hosted by Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
UNM School of Law Room 2401

On Tuesday, April 19, the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Program will be hosting a talk by John Leshy. Leshy's new book, Our Common Ground: A History of America's Public Lands, published by Yale University Press, will be released on March 1. John Leshy is emeritus professor at U.C. Hastings College of the Law and former Solicitor (general counsel) of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The book is the first comprehensive history of America’s public lands – those managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management – in more than a half-century. It recounts the political decisions that led to the U.S. government stewarding this nearly one-third of the nation’s real estate primarily for conservation, recreation and other broad public purposes. Leshy's talk will highlight the main themes of this history and lessons it offers for dealing with contemporary challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and the dramatic increase in visitation. 
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